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>> thank you for joining us. have a great day. "the early show" is next. stay with us. enjoy your weekend. >> caption colorado, llc good morning. republican leaders put off a vote on speaker john boehner budget cutting plan after failing to get enough gop support to pass. a final deal to raise a debt limit is still far away with four days left until the deadline. we will get the litteatest from capitol hill state suffering from worst drought in decades in texas but there could be a downside to tropical storm don. live in the lone star state with the latest. a pilot crashes his plane into the great lakes. not only does he survive but somehow manages to tread water without a life jacket for nearly 18 hours before being rescued. he is going to tell us about his ordeal "early" this friday
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morning, july 29th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs good morning. welcome to "the early show." don't be discouraged by that fog here in new york. we are just happy it's friday. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. i'm happy it's friday and looking forward to hearing from the pilot. incredible story. more for you this morning on tropical storm don which is, of course, making its way to texas and this is not something you often hear when we talk about a tropical storm but folks there are actually looking forward to the storm's arrival. it's less than 300 miles from the texas coast and top winds 50 miles an hour. not a lot of focus on the winds. of course, the rains that people want. don could drop 4, maybe 5 inches of rain in some areas. it will take much more than that to fix the worst drought in
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decades. more on that in a few minutes. speaking of drought. >> tell me if this strikes a familiar chord. good morning once again, everybody. not enough votes on capitol hill to pass any spending cut bill. four days left until the deadline to raise the government's debt limit, house republicans meet again this morning after hard-line conservatives handed john boehner a major setback. nancy cordes has the latest for us this morning. good morning, nancy. >> reporter: good morning to you, chris. one of the wildest nights we have seen on capitol hill in quite some time. the house was set to vote on a bill put forward by speaker boehner at around 5:45 last night, but they pulled the bill from the floor at the last minute saying they didn't have the votes. hours of arm twisting followed behind closed doors. at 10:30 they threw in the towel saying they would try again today. >> designate the facility of the united states postal service -- >> reporter: members of congress had to turn to naming post offices after republican leaders yanked their debt ceiling bill from the floor right before the
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vote. >> further consideration of 627 is postponed. >> reporter: embarrassing turn of events for gop leaders who spent days brow-beating conservative holdouts into voting yes. >> the bill is not perfect. i never said it was perfect. nobody in my caucus believes it's perfect. >> reporter: speaker boehner krafed the bill after walking away from talks with the president a week ago. the bill cuts more than $900,000 in spending and raising the debt ceiling by less than six months. democrats are united and against it. >> the notion to have this again in six months is reason enough for every member in chamber to reject that bill. >> reporter: boehner hoping to send his bill to the senate and dare democratic harry reid to kill it with days to go until the august 2nd deadline. >> they will be defeated. they know that. >> reporter: the nation's biggest banks are begging both leaders to go back to the bargaining table, warning a downgrade or a default will
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raise interest rates for everyone. >> well, i think investors, small and large in america, should know that despite the fact we are not there yet, house republicans objectives remain the same. we are going to rest up over the evening and go right back to work in the morning. >> reporter: this mess shows how difficult it is for either party to go it alone at this point in the situation. only about 24 republicans can gop leaders afford to lose on this bill because they have not no democratic support and more than that feel the bell doesn't cut deep enough. we are told they offered to add a balanced budget amendment. they said no. the arm-twisting will continue today. >> still not enough. nancy cordes on capitol hill, thank you very much. also on capitol hill this morning is democratic senator michael bennet of colorado with more on what is next for this congressional stalemate. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> your a common sense guy so make sense for this me, please.
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the deadline sander the corner. world markets suffering right now. what can be done between now, friday, and tuesday? >> i think nancy put her finger on it, which is that go it alone strategy is not going to work. and the american people, people of my state and colorado don't have any confidence in either parties go it alone approach. they want a bipartisan comprehensive solution that shows we are all in this together and they want us to knock off the political games. >> doesn't seem like everybody is in it together right now. i know they are waiting for the boehner plan to be struck down when it gets through the house but can't get the house right now. is this a chance to take the reins here? >> i think the senate democrats and the senate republicans need to come together around a bipartisan plan. you know, i deeply regret the fact we are not going to get something comprehensive in the next four days. that's where we should be but i don't think we should have a temporary lift in the debt
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ceiling because washington has known no way to deal with these problems. we have in the end put this country on a fiscal path that is rational and makes sense or else we face the first credit downgrade in this country's history. it's tajjic. >> you're new to d.c. and always deadlike before -- >> thank you for observing that! >> how disappointed are you? all kidding aside, being new to this, how disappointed are you that both parties -- the way they have handled this already probably is not polling very well with the american people. >> i'm enormously disappointed. you're seeing why there is. not a mayor in my state in colorado, not a single one that would ever threaten their credit rating over some -- or to make an ideological point because they know it would make their borrowing more expensive which is exactly what we are facing here in washington today. not to mention the fact that we face severe structural problems
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in our economy, we have no energy policy in this country. we're not educating our kids for the 21st century and we can't even get to those tauopics becae we are fooling around with this. >> this is the biggest problem right now. senator, thank you for the time. >> thanks for having me this morning. >> also with us here in the studio this morning is cbs news chief washington correspondent and host of "face the nation," bob schieffer. we heard from senator bennet which in many ways he sounded like a lot of the american people saying he seems fed up with the way things are going and they are not going to get anything comprehensive done he said in the next four days. we talk about how the vice of washington is right now. the republican party, how fractured is it on this friday morning as they try to get something done? >> they can't get enough votes together to pass its own bill. the leader of the house republicans is john boehner. he went to the floor yesterday with this bill.
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this was the republican bill and about 6:00 last night and this and this was 10 minutes before the vote was to start they pulled the bill down and said we have to go back into conference which means they didn't have the bills. this is enormously embarrassing for the speaker when he can't bring his own people along. it raises the question is he able to survive this? where are we right now? we are this far. if republicans can't pass their version of a bill, what do you think they are going to do when a democratic version of the bill gets there? we are not back to square one. we are back behind square one in a hole below square one. >> three right now. >> your explanation. i mean, how the markets are going to respond today is yet another question down 500 points this week alone. let me get back to speaker boehner. you brought it up. can he survive something like this? it looks as though factions of his party making him look foolish right now. >> not embarrassed to do that,
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that is the part. i don't know if he can survive or not. but, i mean, this is a real setback for him and a real set shortstop back for the leadership. >> it's also a glimpse into how things have changed in washington and a lot of that change has come about with this new freshman crop. not exactly though the change some folks were talking about. the tea party is a very important part of this division within the republican party. >> but, you know, and that is absolutely right, erica, but, you know, what they are telling me is that this goes beyond the tea party. there are some old line conservatives that just want more than the leaders have been willing to get them. they want a deeper spending cuts. the reason that wasn't in this bill, as the leadership knew, they couldn't pass anything. they thought this was the best they can do and even this is not good enough. it's just a mess, i mean, no other way to get around it. >> larry summers was on our program two weeks ago and compared this to not meeting the deadline to financial arm a g
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getton. are they willing to let this happen? i hate to bring it back to the market but affects the american people and see their 401(k)s and personal wealth, sacrifice that? >> one would hope not but here we are. merns i mean, no question where we are headed. we see what the markets have done already. this is -- we're in unchartered territory right now. and that is the dangerous part about all of this. you and i were talking about this earlier this week, erica. it's not the leaders. the leaders are ready to deal. it's the followers and they can't get anybody to follow them. i mean, this is just -- >> close to a compromise or could be at least. >> danger for the american people it is frightening and we are talking about the republicans this morning but a lot of talk about whether democrats are any more united and seems like a few days to keep talking about it. bob, thanks. >> thank you. >> bob will have the latest on the debt limit talks on "face
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the nation" this sunday morning on cbs. tonight on the "cbs evening news." latest on tropical storm don expected to be the first big storm to hit the u.s. this year. don is packing 50-mile-an-hour winds and could reach drought-stricken texas within 24 hours. kevin reece of khou is on the coast in corpus christi, texas, for us this morning. >> reporter: corpus christi bracing for tropical storm don and the first tropical storm i can remember covering most of the people are glad this storm is arriving. some precautions are taken but corpus christi hasn't had significant rain in at least four months so people aren't afraid of this tropical storm and welcoming its actively. some recautions are being taken and going through the marina making sure the boats are secure but not worried about moving any of those boats. no evacuations planned. convention and visitors bureau say no extra precautions out of
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the ordinary are being taken and hotels are still filling up for tourists for the weekend. locals tell me they hope the tropical storm brings what corpus christi desperately needs, 3 to 5 inches of rain. they hope don stay too long but long enough to remind everyone here what rain looks like. it's been that long and conditions here are extremely dry. right now, everyone here in corpus christi hoping that tropical storm don can actually bring something good this time around, some badly needed rain for this part of texas. in corpus christi, i'm kevin reece. back to you marysol castro is also watching don this morning and she joins us now. >> here is tropical storm don churning in the gulf of mexico. roughly 300 miles off the coast of corpus christi. 50-mile-an-hour winds and gaining some speed as it moves over the warmer waters. it does start to organize a little bit more. expect it to make landfall as a tropical storm. in the overnight hours. heading straight for corpus christi and as we have been
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mentioning the past 24 hours the country needs the rain. looking at about 3 to 6 inches of rain. we keep an eye on this and tell but your national forecast later on in the show. back to you guys. >> thanks. check in with you for that with a bit. jeff glor is at the news desk with the check of today's other headlines. good morning. happy friday morning to everyone at home. also in texas this morning, police are holding a soldier they say has confessed to plotting an attack at ft. hood. the same army base where 13 people were killed in 2009. this time, a call from a store clerk may have prevented a second tragedy. cbs news justice correspondent bob orr has more. >> reporter: private first class naser abdo has made no secret to for his contempt of the u.s. army. the 21-year-old muslim born american refused fight what he called an unjust war in afghanistan. >> i refuse to go to afghanistan because it was against my islamic conditions. >> reporter: he accused the army trumping up charges he possessed child pornography and three
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weeks ago awol from ft. campbell, kentucky. on tuesday his anger took a more ominous turn when he went to a gun shop in texas and bought six pounds of gun powder and asked a strange question. >> what is smokeless powder? if you don't know what it is, why would you buy six pounds of it. >> reporter: police arrested abdo at this nearby hotel with gun powder, a pressure cooker, batteries, clocks, semiautomatic handgun and more than 100 rounds of ammunition. sources say abdo has told investigators he wanted to attack soldiers from nearby ft. hood, perhaps by bombing a restaurant outside the base. abdo explained he was, quote, seeking revenge for what the army did to me. abdo's alleged plot comes less than two years after a shooting spree at ft. hood left 13 people dead. the accused gunman nidal hasan who is waiting trial. investigators see no signs of a
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broader plot in abdo's case but a warning that the threat of home-grown terror has not diminished. bob orr, cbs news, washington. one week after the bombing and shooting massacre in norway, oslo police are questioning breivik for a second time today. he was taken from police headquarters this morning and charged with terrorism and prosecutors say charged later with each of last friday's 76 killings. also in oslo this morning, memorial services are held for victims of the massacre. you are looking at one of the smaller services right now. one is also hosted by norway's ruling labour party sponsor of the youth e treat that was targeted in last week' attack. tiger woods is back to tournament golf after 11 weeks off with injury, he tweeted he is feeling fit and ready to tee it up, excited to get back out there, he says. he will play next week at the bridgestone invitational in akron, ohio, where he has had some success in the past.
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all right. back over to marysol castro now with our first check of the national forecast. good morning. >> good morning, jeff and everyone at home. take a look at
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$1348 beca a thousand people are expected to good morning. it's 7:25. let's get you caught up on the headlines. i'm frank mallicoat. 1,000 people are expected to attend a memorial in san rafael this morning for marin county sheriff's deputy jim mathiesen. he was off duty when he was killed while helping a friend in a domestic dispute near petaluma. traffic delays are expected near the marin civic center. the service starts at 11 a.m. an oakland firefighter was hurt on the job this morning suffering a minor hand injury trying to get into a war house on adeline street -- warehouse on adeline near 30th. the fire was confined to a mechanical room. about $70,000 in damage. investigators still looking for a cause there. and san ramon's chevron corporation reports another jump in properties. still driving those cars. higher oil and gas prices made
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up for a decline in oil production. chevron's profits decreased 43% in the 2nd quarter. that was better than expectations. traffic and weather coming right up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. unfortunately, we are following two injury crashes right now.
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the first is car versus motorcycle southbound 680 before north main. apparently lanes are blocked so traffic is beginning to back up. this one in hayward is cleared from lanes northbound 880 before 92. unfortunately, there is still some activity off to the right shoulder. traffic backed up from at least tennyson. things great across the span of the bay bridge toll plaza. westbound 92 still only 14 minutes out of hayward towards foster city and the peninsula. and the golden gate bridge, looking great from the waldo grade across the span. but it is slow in the southbound lanes of 101 from novato and san rafael. that's your traffic. for your forecast, here's a foggy start to the day here's kristy. >> thanks a lot, elizabeth. it is a foggy start along the coastline, seeing low clouds elsewhere in the bay area. live look outside gray right now but this picture will change a little more sunshine peeking through this afternoon. highs for today, low to mid-90s inland. along the bay shores we are going to see temperatures mid- 60s to low 70s. at the coast, temperatures in the 60s. ,,,,,,,,
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welcome back to "th welcome back to "the early show." half past of the hour on a friday. just in case you're keeping score. bracelet is breaking here. i'm erica hill along with chris wragge. if you would buy me nicer things, i wouldn't have this problem. >> you know i'm on a budget. british tabloid scandal and the sex charges against dominique strauss-kahn. >> we begin in london where members of parliament are deciding whether rupert murdoch's son should answer more questions now about cell phone hacking and possible police payoffs at his company's newspapers. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer has more for us.
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>> reporter: we heard the parliamentary committee has decided not to recall james murdoch in person but, instead, to ask for a written explanation after accusations that he didn't tell the truth last time he spoke to them ten days ago. when james murdoch last answered the committee's questions, he sat next to his father, the media tycoon rupert. >> this is the most huvenl dmbl of my life. >> reporter: two men employed by the paper had already gone to jail. james specifically denied having seen an e-mail that indicated the dirty tricks were, in fact, much more widespread. >> did you see or were you made aware of the transcript of the message? >> no, i was not aware of that at the time. >> reporter: oh, yes, he was say two company insiders including the editor of "news of the woshled" at the time and the paper's lawyer.
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now british lawmakers want to follow-up. >> if, therefore, james murdoch was made aware of this in 2008, it means that the entire evidence given to the initial inquiry was not just misleading, was completely factually inaccurate and also could mean that a crime was covered up in the company and that is a very, very serious matter. >> reporter: but across town yesterday in the world of business, james murdoch got a thumb's up, reconfirmed as chairman of the board of britain's biggest satellite television network. after the company reported record profits. the news was hastily shut down by the murdochs earlier this month but a fresh allegation is making headlines today. the voicemail of sarah payne may have been hacked the mother of a little girl who in 2000 was killed by a pedophile.
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at the moment all the police have told payne her name was on a list of private detectives who was on the list of phone-hacking in "news of the world." >> elizabeth palmer, thanks. hotel maid accusing former imf leader dominique strauss-kahn of sexual assault is speaking out again. as cbs news correspondent michelle miller reports she is talking about the impact on her family. >> my name is thnafissatou dial. i have a lot of things people calling me. that's why i have to be here. and let people know a lot of things that they say about me is not true. >> reporter: since the 32-year-old guinean-born is act
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kused as a money grubbing prostitute who consented to the imf chief last may in his hotel room. she says the pain has been unbearable. >> i cry every day. i can't sleep. one day, my daughter told me you have to remember this guy, he a powerful man. everybody knows that. but for you, all of the people that you work with, or our neighbors or the people back home knows you. >> reporter: diallo removed her veil of aanyonity earlier this week and on wednesday she and her defense team met with prosecutors for nearly eight hours. their first sit-down since the district attorney's office announced it had doubts about her credibility. >> i think there's no question
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that the prosecutor, if they were going forward, would have told her to stop talking to the media. >> reporter: according to manhattan district attorney cyrus vance that she lied about her background including a false story of gang rape in her native guinea and mentioned that strauss-kahn's wealth and recorded conversation with an incarcerated friend. >> diallo was not concerned about dominique strauss-kahn's money on may 15th. she was concerned about the fact he had tried to rape her. >> reporter: while the 62-year-old former head of the imf has not spoken publicly, his attorneys want the d.a. to drop the case, but diallo said she told her daughter she would fight on. >> what happened to me, i don't want that to happen to any other woman. >> reporter: michelle miller, cbs news, new york. at that news conference,
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diallo thanked the people who supported her throughout this ordeal. strauss-kahn is due back in court in three weeks or so. >> we will watch that as well. jeff glor is here with a look at other headlines we are following this morning including what is or may not happening in washington. >> exactly. well-phrased. debt limit talks resume again this morning after a long and eventful night with really not much accomplished. republican house leaders delayed a vote on their latest revised plan because they lack the votes to pass it. today they will make more changes in the bill to try to win conservative votes. even if it passes the house,
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up next, a call for action. countries around the world are rushinging to send aid to africa, while hundreds of
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ssiv a massive drought across east africa is creating a huge refugee crisis seen in years. the drought in somalia is the worst in 60 years and leading to massive famine and sending hundreds of thousands of people fleeing across the border to kenya to what is a safe haven to rev fugee to save their lives. war lords are fighting for control and if the story sounds somewhat familiar, it should because it's the situation very similar to the early '90s when the u.s. sent both aid and troops to somalia. >> reporter: even for a continent sadly awe cuss to mind to familiar inand misfortune, the situation in east aver is
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dire. these are some of the thousands fleeing somalia on foot. many of the refugees find their way to the camp in east africa. >> thousands are suffering from the worst drought in 60 years. >> relief organizes are doing their best to bring attention to the plight of these refugees. in the meantime, in somalia, the first shipment of food was delivered wednesday to mogadishu, the first since the declaration of a familiar inover a week ago. the u.n. cannot get aid to more than 2 million people unable to flee the country's south. territories controlled by rebels linked to al qaeda and where some of the most desperate can be found. joining us now from kenya's camp is a spokesman christopher tidy. the pictures are tough to look at. give us an idea what is it like
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for you on the ground there as you walk through these camps? >> well, i would say it's pretty difficult. there's no question about that. the hardest thing for me really is going into the camps and seeing the children in particular and what they are going through. particularly the new arrivals. a lot of the children are battling malnutrition and to see that up close is tough. these kids have been through a lot, no question about that and they need a lot of time and help to recover. >> 90 children a month, i'm told, die of malnutrition. you have so many people streaming into these camps, 1,300 a day was one estimate. is there ever a fear you're going to get to the point you would have to turn someone away? >> no, we are definitely not at that point and i don't expect we ever will be. the fact of the matter the camps
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have been here two decades and have the structure here to provide the medical services these children need. what we knee to do now, given the rate of the influx, we need to scale up our efforts so that includes procuring more vaccines and help from international donors to get the supplies we need to give them the care. >> given the drought and the familiar inconditions we see especially across the border what is your biggest challenge? is it getting the medical supplies? getting enough food, enough water? >> i think that, right now, our biggest challenge, particularly given unicef's focus on children, is to make sure that we don't have an outbreak of disease. obviously, children that are suffering from malnutrition, they tend to have compromised immune systems and that is ripe ground for an outbreak of an opportunistic disease like measles or polio or pneumonia or something like that. that is a big challenge. we just launched an emergency
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vaccination campaign to get the children vaccinated between measles and polio as quickly as possible. >> what happens to the children? the camps have been there for two decades you mentioned. are these kids who will ultimately spend their life in a refugee camp or will they move on to somewhere else? >> well, i think as you said, a lot of children were born here and have been here for a number of years. we have new ones coming in. it's part of an ongoing process in terms of being registered as a refugee and spending time in the camp and whether or not they move on. ultimately what we try to do is provide them with the services that they need here so we're supporting schools in the camps and helping kids get an education and providing them with medical services and also the opportunity to engage in recreational opportunities. as long as they are here, we are working to make sure that they have what they need to live quality lives. >> they are lucky you are there with them. chris tidy, thanks for your time this morning. >> thanks so much for having me.
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>> just a note. we will bring you a closer look at the life in those camps and some of those children who are heading to africa and we are covering the crisis next week. another humanitarian crisis ahead on the show and a crisis that changed the worl. ♪ >> the concert for bangladesh. connecting musicians to a cause and at the same time setting a much larger stage for helping feed the world. echoes after four decades. we will have more. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. nouncer ] the network -- a living, breathing intelligence that's helping people rethink how they live. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural communities, giving them a new choice. ♪ we'll deliver better service, with thousands of new cell sites... for greater access to all the things you want,
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another case of endangered sea animals good morning. it's 7:55. let's get you caught up on some of the headlines. i'm frank mallicoat. the marine mammal center is trying to capture two sea lions seen at a san francisco pier with wires around their necks. the extent of the injuries not clear at this time but these situation are potentially fatal. today santa clara county prosecutors are expected to get private test results in a decade-old jeanine harms murder case. a private lab had to determine if there was a match between a rug missing from harms' home and finers that were found in a car of the main suspect, maurice nasmah, who was killed in january by harm's brother in a murder-suicide. local schools among the latest victims of thieves who steal copper and cash in with
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recyclers. copper has been stolen from 7 schools in the vallejo city unified district over the past several peeks. traffic and weather coming right up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. checking traffic hot spots
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across the bay area. right now we check mass transit. ace train number 3 was 15 minutes behind schedule but number 5 is on time. all our mass transit is good to go. live look at the san mateo bridge fine in both directions across the span. heavy out of downtown san jose due to an earlier problem northbound 280 approaching saratoga. that accident is now cleared, but it left behind a backup. you can see your drive time almost a half hour between 101 and cupertino in the northbound lanes of 280. what looks clear is the silicon valley commute. westbound 237 no problems out towards san jose. that's your traffic. for your forecast, here's kristy. >> thank you, elizabeth. seeing some clouds out there this morning especially along the coastline seeing patchy fog, a little gray right now. but we will see some blue later on this afternoon, plenty of sunshine in store especially in the inland spots. temperatures making it low to mid-90s in the bay. we are going to see temperatures mid-60s to low 70s along the coastline, clouds
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good morning. welcome back to "the early show." live shot of aweberrubrey, texa. tinder dry. tomorrow will be a different story as tropical storm don is bringing down desperately needed rain to some parts of the area, maybe some pain for cotton farmers in some parts of ould pay off the
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national debt. >> part of it. good morning. good friday to everyone at home. south texas is bracing for tropical storm don, churning ac ross the gulf of mexico this morning and could reach land tomorrow morning. cbs cbs's karen brown is in aubrey texas. >> reporter: where we're standing this morning is usually knee high green grass filled with grazing cattle. it's useless brown pastureland and ranchers have to search in other states for the hay they
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need. as much as texas needs the rain, tropical storm don is not expected to impact the drought. as parts of the southwest texas coast brace for tropical storm don, more than 95% of the state is feeling the stress of record setting heat and debilitating drought. foundations cracking. >> there are cracked ceilings and walls. >> reporter: the land is splitting. >> they've been in this weather, they look pretty good. >> reporter: ranchers are bracing for what is shaping up to be the worst drought in texas history. >> another 30 days i think all of our cattle will be very stressed because of the heat. >> reporter: the beaty have been cattle ranch for 50 years. their pastures are brown, their hay production cut in half. >> every time we buy feed it's more, it's more. >> reporter: that has to be frustrating. >> it is, you know.
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we have a lot invested in them, so we don't want them to lose weight. >> reporter: don is expected to dump three to five inches of rain in the far southwest but for most of texas it will be just a drop in a very dry bucket. now ironically one of the crops that is doing okay, cotton, in that far south area, could be hit by this storm because it could be directly in the storm's path. the cotton could drop on the ground which would render it useless. >> thank you. french investigators blame the 2009 crash of an air france jet in the atlantic ocean mostly on pilot error. all 228 people died when the plane went down from rio de janeiro to paris. the pilots didn't realize the plane was in a stall despite warning signals. the plane crash last year that killed the president of
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poland puts the major blame on russian air traffic controllers. the plane went down near smolensk russia, killing him and 95 others. rush controllers gave the pilots incorrect landing instructions.
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in this morning's "healthwatch," ask it early. we've been collecting your health related questions for our medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton who is here with answers for you. i love when we do these segments, exactly what our viewers are asking for. the first facebook from max. "my 19-year-old athletic son has high blood pressure. what will be the long-term effects of this disease." especially in a 19-year-old. >> mooes people of hypertension or high blood pressure with the elderly, not true. we're seeing it in children and teens. when you see it in an athletic teen you have to ask, using any steroid supplements or bulking supplements to increase blood pressure. you also want to find out why the blood pressure is elevated,
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make sure they have a full evaluation and don't check their blood pressure when they're doing sports. it needs to be checked at rest. in terms of long-term consequences it can affect the eyes, heart, kidney, blood vessels and controlling it with diet, lifestyle factors and medication if necessary is the key. important to get it under control. >> we also hit the streets, kevin in l.a. has this question for you. >> dr. ashton i have a question for you. with the hot temperature, how can we stay hydrated during the summer? >> so important. >> right the heat wave affecting a lot of the country for a lot of this summer, a lot of people are under the misconception if they're young and healthy, they can tolerate the heat. only the very young and very old at jeopardy. not so. hydration is the key. the key tips are you really want to drink a cool beverage every two to four glasses per hour every 15 minutes and drink before you're thirsty. if your body is sending you the signal you're thirsty, you're
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already behind the eight ball and too late. you want to try occasionally some beverages have electrolytes. only an issue if you're exercising strenuously or doing work outside for more than an hour and avoid alcohol and the sweet sugary drinks. they dehydrate you more. >> the electrolyte drinks have the sugars. >> your urine should be clear. that's a key you're well hydrated. >> don't want it yellow. barbara in new york also asked it on camera. >> my question is what are some of the symptoms of lyme disease. how would you know if you had it? >> lyme disease is caused by the deer tick, a bacterial infection, and sometimes people after they're bitten can get a bull's eye rash, pale red rash with a central clearing. 25% of people exposed to lyme disease never get this characteristic bull's eye rash. you can have symptoms ranging from fatigue to joint pain to headache, very, very vague
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symptoms. if you're in an area where you could have been exposed ask your doctor to test you for it. simple blood test and the treatment is antibiotics. you want to treat it before it's been in your system too long. >> the last question from catherine via twitter, food allergies, "is there a difference between allergies and intolerance?" you know a lot about this on a personal level. >> i sure do. both are increasingly common. we don't really know why, but really when you talk about food intolerance, that's really a digestive problem so you might have a little sensitivity to certain foods, might notice it appearing gradually. a real food allergy is an immune reaction, a histamine response, can be immediate and life-threatening. i had an anaphlaylactic reactio throat closed, face swollen. an epipen is life saving, have
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it at your house, work, bag, it could save your life. >> never go anywhere without it. if you're at a restaurant say you have a severe allergy. >> mine developed at age 37. doesn't have to be from birth. >> great answer as always. >> you bet. >> submit your question as well to dr. ashton. log swon to our website at first he survived a plane crash and then managed to stay alive for 17 hours in lake huron, no life jacket. we'll speak with this pilot who cheated death twice. he's going to share his story with us this morning on "the early show." quite a tale it is. >> "healthwatch" sponsored by pfizer. i've been in your shoes. one day i'm on p of the world... the next i'm saying... i have this thing called psoriatic arthritis.
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good job girls. an auto mechanic from northern new york almost divide
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this week, twice.reunion. midway over lake huron he found himself in an emergency situation calling for happen. >> i gave them my bearing, 29.2 miles from shore. i said i don't want to die. >> after losing the engine on his cessna, michael trapp crashed into the water 17 miles east of harbor beach, michigan. >> tail hit, wings hit, upside down. the glass blew right into me, the door was open, i went to get out, couldn't, undid my seat belt, i swam out of the plane. >> uninjured and alone, trapp swam for more than 17 hours without a life jacket, unsure whether he would make it home
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alive. >> one thing i wanted one more time was just to wrap my arms around my wife and my mom and hold my family just one more time. >> trap says he tried to flag down passing boats but it wasn't until he put his sock in his hand and waved to are help that a couple finally found him. >> his eyes were started to close and went down once it. he knows once you fell asleep that's it. the timing was perfect. if he would have five minutes later this morning, it probably would have been a different story. >> michael trapp joins us now from the covenant medical center in saginaw, michigan. good morning. >> good morning to you. >> good to talk to you. boy you're a lucky guy. if you can, describe your thoughts. you're flying, things are going well, three to four hours into the flight. the plane is in trouble, over water and you're going down. >> a lot goes through your mind.
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they teach you how to crash a plane so i was trying to get a hold of the faa, tell everybody where i was, make the plane ready for landing so you can get out and i was just going through checklist to keep the engine running and everything i could possibly think of to keep myself in the air, prepare for hitting the water. >> you hit the water, the plane tumbled, windshield blowing, hitting you in the face, strapped in. finally able to free yourself from the plane, the plane is going to the bottom, you get to the surface, what's it like at that point? you're 17 miles away from the shore? >> well you can't see nothing. the waves are like ten feet tall. i had my shoes and pants on, couldn't swim. i had to kick them off. the swell went to the top, i could see a tower on the land in michigan, and that's as soon as, every time i went to the top i kept my eyeball looking for the tower, kept paddling towards that tower. >> how scared were you? >> bad. i don't know what you compare
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that to. >> what was it, what did you think about? what kind of kept you going? you've got no life preserve are on, in the middle of the water. >> just the will to survive i guess. i'm not done yet. i'm not ready to die yet. i wanted to keep going and see if i couldn't get myself back to shore and try to salvage something out of this disaster. >> were you a good swimmer before this? >> i don't swim a lot. i'm not that active. i don't walk a lot. i guess i'm just fat enough where my body stayed warm in the water, i kept my core temperature up enough. >> all that dieting people told you about, good thing you avoided that. on the plane you had a homing beakon. where was it relation to your pilot seat? >> observing, right in my left hand. i'm flying the plane it's six inches away from my left hand. >> after you hit the water where was that homing beacon?
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>> six inches away from my hand. >> could you have grabbed, removed it from the plane and taken it with you to help the search teams find you? >> oh, simply i could have, but that was not, i wasn't thinking of that. i was underwater when i got out of the plane, i had to swim out of the plane and my biggest concern was getting out and getting some air. >> you had a couple of opportunities where there were some passing boats that passed you by, there was no way for you to get their attention. how frustrating was that for you to know that could have been my last opportunity or that could have been my last opportunity to be saved? >> well it wasn't so important at first but as time went by it became more and more crucial and 12 or 13 boats went by before the 14th one picked me up. >> lucky number 14. is it safe to say you'll be driving back to new york? >> yes, one of my best friends came out and they offered to fly me home. i think we'll stay four wheels on the ground and drive back. >> i'm sure you feel pretty
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lucky, do you not? >> absolutely i feel lucky. >> we're so happy you were able to take the time and talk with us this morning.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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thousand people are expected to attend a memorial service at 11 a-m for a marin county deputy who died... helping in a good morning. 1,000 people are expected to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. for a marin county deputy who died helping in a domestic dispute. police are warning of heavy traffic near the marin civic center. deputy jim mathiesen was killed on july 19. the next stage in the legal battle on gay marriage happens in september. the state supreme court will hold a hearing on whether sponsors prop 8 have legal standing in the case and that would enable them to argue before a federal appeals court in favor of the marriage ban. today an independent panel will vote on maps for redistricting in california. it is likely to help democrats because of changing
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demographics but it's not clear will democrats can gain the two- thirds majority they need in sacramento to pass increased taxes. an update of traffic and weather coming right up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. slow traffic in the south bay. a real problem spot is at the
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guadalupe parkway northbound 87 approaching alma. there is an accident there blocking lanes. you can see all those slow sensors there again northbound 87 right there by alma and northbound 280 heading out of downtown san jose also really backed up from downtown really all the way towards cupertino. the problem is a couple of earlier accidents in the northbound lanes. everything is now cleared. chp is gone. unfortunately, we are left with a slower drive time, 20 minutes on northbound 280 from 101 towards highway 85. and the silicon valley ride just got backed up as you exit milpitas on westbound 237. that is your traffic. for your forecast on this friday morning, here's kristy. >> thanks a lot, elizabeth. going to be a nice one today and a beautiful week end in store, as well. plenty of blue skies out there as you can see, dealing with clouds though along the coastline. highs for this afternoon look good. temperatures there in the inland spots making it to the mid-90s. seeing low 70s around the bay shores and seeing 60s and low 50s -- or high 50s at the coast. cooling into the weekend. ,,,,,,,,,,
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♪ here comes the sun welcome back to "the early show." we think the sun just might come out. erica hill along with chris wragge. playing that song for a good reason. >> that's right. coming up, the 40th anniversary of one of the most famous musical events ever.
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we'll show you how it changed lives here and around the world. we'll catch up on the comings and goings of the british royal family. . also information on a special summer vacation for catherine. and harry has a new comic book. he's in it. we'll take a look at all that ahead. first, though, we talk so much about how the economy's been so rough for so long for millions of americans. but on the upside to some of this, it can mean great business for pawnshops. not just the ones you see on tv either. priya david clemens visited one busy shop in san francisco. >> reporter: from the ordina ordinary -- when jesse hanlin lost part of his financial aid
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package, he need add way to cover expenses. >> i'm just a few thousand dollars short of the money they offered me for financial aid. trying to get that -- trying to scramble it up. >> reporter: jesse's story is a familiar one to pacific loan and jewelry owner michael krasow who's witnessed 40 years of economics ups and downs. >> when he i started, we averaged maybe 10 to 20 loans a day. today, we probably wrote 80, which is a slower day. we can write up to 150 loans a day. >> reporter: the stigma in coming to a pawnshop is changing. it's becoming a necessity for many cash-strapped americans. what brought you here today? >> to get extra money for food for my kids. >> reporter: the pawn industry has been demystified and even glorified by recent hit reality tv shows like "pawn stars" and "hard core pawn". >> trying to see if i can get at least $200 for it. >> reporter: may be one reason
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why people are willing to avoid banks and credit cards, no questions asked. >> we're seeing a group of customers at a level that's not normal to what we've had. they've evidently made a lot of money at one point, have a lot of nice things and are turning them into cash. >> reporter: jesse hanlin walked out with a $200 loan on the gold bracelets his mother gave him. >> reporter: but for now, the money, he says, will help meet his tuition deadline, up to 90% of customers come back to this shop for their items. but at an interest rate of 35% to 40%, getting cash has its price. >> joining us now is les gold. you may recognize him from "hard core pawn." great to have you with us. it was fascinating to watch. i'm fascinated by everything that people bring in. have you notice add real change in your clientele and the folks who bring stuff in?
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>> we deal with 1,000 people a day. 1,000 people a day bring an enormous assortment of merchandise. so i brought some with me. >> what the average person would bring in. have you notice add change, especially with the economy? detroit hit very hard in terms of what people are bringing in? >> people are bringing in anything and everything. if it has value, they're bringing it to the pawnshop. whatever they need, we're there to help them. >> what are some of the items you've brought. >> one of my favorite items is the olympic torch. a gentleman came that ran with it and he ended up selling it to us. you see we have -- >> wait, what would that go for? >> it's not actually for sale. it's going to stay in our office. the really cool stuff, like that particular item, we're going to keep. but everything else is for sale. >> okay. some of the other things you have, you have beautiful jewelry
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here. is that a michigan ring over there? >> it is a michigan ring. that was from a big ten championship. we have super bowl rings. we have platinum and diamond rings, tanzanite bracelets. we have everything. if you've seen the show, you see that there are vast amounts of merchandise. >> but do you ever turn anything away. >> of course you do. people come in with unrealistic expectations. so we try to give them as much as we can. that's why we're a pawnshop. one of the theories that we've come up with now is the internet. the internet and the transformation of pawnshops, we have a website called that you could download a piece of merchandise, get its value and find out how much it's actually worth. if you take it in to your local pawnshop and pawn brokers will benefit from that, as well as the customer. >> have you noticed a difference -- we talked a little
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bit about the difference of people coming in to pawn something. what about the people who come in to buy things? >> people want to save money. the best way to save money is go to your local pawnshop. you can buy an item -- and i'll pretend there's a number of $1,000. you go to the pawnshop. you could buy that same item for $400. people still have anniversaries, birthdays, people still get engaged. a couple of years ago, we saw an upturn in the retail market. again, with people on the internet -- i don't mean to talk about the website -- but if you go to -- >> you're going to throw it in there anyway. >> but people across the country can get the same deals sitting on the couch. >> you talk about the olympic torch as one of your favorites. what is the craziest thing someone's ever brought in? has there been a moment that you said, i can't believe someone walked in with this item?
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>> about a month ago, a gentleman walks in. and he proceeded to pop out his eye-ball. that was a very sickening little situation. >> did you take it? >> well, his eyeballs are kind of size specific, color specific. >> tough to sell. >> yeah, if you have a brown eye and a blue eye. >> some people have one of each. >> this is something that doesn't happen on a regular basis. but prosthetic limbs. a guy came in -- if you've watched the show, you've seen a guy come in on a prosthetic limb and walk out with 50 bucks and two crutches. he came back to pick it up. and desperate times call for desperate measures. people really come in with everything. >> but don't bother with the eye and you cannot find it online. very nice to have you here. feel free to leave any of that jewelry or the rolex if you like. >> no problem.
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jeff is over at the news desk.
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thanks so much. that's your latest weather. monday is the 40th anniversary of george harrison's legendary concert for bang let me show you bangladesh. jeff glor is here with more on that concert influencing other performances four decades later. >> they're still pawning items from it in pawnshops around the world. good morning. when george harrison took the stage in new york on august 1st, 1971, he had not performed in public since 1966. he quickly made up for lost time because this famous concert raised millions for a broken country and changed the world of music.
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>> mr. harrison, with all of the enormous problems in the world, how did you happen to choose this one to do something about? >> because i was asked by a friend if i'd help. that's all. >> reporter: the problem was a humanitarian crisis in bangladesh. the friend was indian musician robby shankar. the solution buzz that george harrison would raise awareness by performing at madison square garden. ♪ >> back in 1971, the idea of seeing any of the beatles on a stage was a pretty electrifying concept. they had not performed as a band since 1966. >> he called me and said, i want to do this live show. and i want to get as many of our friends together as we can. and so i said, okay, i'm in, i want to do it. ♪ how many roads must a man walk down ♪
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>> from bob dylan to eric clapton to leon russell to george harrison and ringo starr. >> it generated a huge amount of attention, which is what it was meant to do. >> i don't think anyone in the world had ever done anything on that scale before. but he brought together musicians and he used music for good. ♪ >> reporter: that day, almost 40 years ago, harrison and his friends helped put bangladesh on the map. and they gave musicians a new way to give back. >> the template was set by bangladesh. it becomes sort of the emotional backdrop, i think, for live aid and all of the other concerts that have come over the ensuing decades. ♪ >> reporter: in 1985, nearly 2 billion people across 150 nations watched live aid, a televised dual-city concert held in london and philadelphia. ♪
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>> reporter: later that year came farm aid. >> a family farmer needs your help more than ever. >> reporter: the brainchild of willie nelson. it was such a success, that nelson's hosted one almost every year since, raising millions of dollars and continuing a tren. whenever there's a national or international crisis, musicians unite. >> there are people who live in places that many of us can't do anything about whose voices won't get heard, who don't have a microphone to sing through. >> reporter: bono took aim at the g-8 in 2005. >> make history by make poverty history. >> reporter: he helped organize live 8, a set of concerts in eight cities involving more than 1,000 musicians. ♪
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inspired by live aid, al gore went even bigger. on july 7th, 2007, live earth aired. a 22-hour globally broadcast series of concerts held one by one on each continent. >> the concerts going on all around the world are not just about entertainment, but about starting a revolution. ♪ here comes the sun >> i don't think george harrison thought of this as the kind o revolutionary idea, let's have these massive concerts. it was, what can i do, i have a lot of friends. let me call them up, we'll play a show. >> that was a good thing, a benefit, truly a benefit concert. >> reporter: one that began has a favor for a friend and eventually redefined the way the world responds to a crisis. apple records and unicef have
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joined forces to celebrate the concert's anniversary. starting today the video is available for free, streaming on itunes through monday. the hope is people will see the con ser and download the album. all proceeds go toward the george harrison fund by unicef to help children in the horn of africa. >> concerts have generated so much money over the decades. how successful was that concert back in 1971? >> the concert generated $250,000. but sales of the album and then after, $15 million for unicef. so it makes a difference, especially when you can put together this sort of iconic concert that people remember for decades and decades and keep going back to. >> and they put the video out again now. >> and it's so inspired as you touched on in the piece, we know everything that's come after it, all these concerts have inspired. you can pick up the phone and
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say, what are you doing saturday, i need your help. >> the concert after 9/11, the concert of the the haitian earthquake, concert after what happened in japan. and we think it's the norm now. that's where it started. >> and it's nice when two or three get together, about 10,000 will come to see them. just ahead, it is a rather busy summer for britain's royal family. we've got another wedding this weekend. there's a comic book and, oh, a special about the sister. that's right, pippa fans. you're about to get your fill. jeff glor can't wait. the full royal round-up when we come back. you're watching "the early come back. you're wat[ man ] i gotrly this new citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ there it is.
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♪ that music can only mean one thing. >> joy. >> double decker buses time to catch up on the royals. queen elizabeth and her family
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are gathering for another royal wedding, tomorrow in scotland. hop on that flight. >> join that, cbs news royal contributor victoria arbiter. nice to have you back. >> good morning, good to be here. >> zara philips, where does she figure into the royal lineage? >> the queen's oldest granddaughter, 13th to the throne, daughter of princess anne and first husband captain mark phillips and very accomplished equestrian, hoping to compete in london, physical therapist, has her own fashion line for sportswear, accomplished young lady. >> very modern young princess. >> the guy is mike tindell, captain of the england rugby team. >> looks very rugby. >> broken his nose nine times. they were introduced by prince harry in 2003. she's not an official princess.
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they are down-to-earth modern monarchy. >> she's 13th in line so a lot has to happen. i'm kidding. what type of wedding will it be? we saw the pomp and circumstance with will and kate's wedding? will it be any of the same? >> no, not a tiara to be seen. expecting 300 guests. it is in edinburgh. security is intense and there's no room. the church is very small, but tonight the real fun starts. they've got a pre-wedding party aboard the royal yacht "brittania" and the queen gets to host the royal family and zara's parents honeymooned aboard the ship in 1973, a fun night. the queen is close to all of her grandchildren. >> the newest grandchild-in-law, catherine, just got a special invitation at the castle for
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summer vacation. why wasn't she there before? >> the queen and duke of edinburgh spend much of september there, it's a time to relax and be away from prying eyes. the whole royal family goes up at some point another. william and harry were there when their mother died in 1997. kate has never stayed in the big house. this is an opportunity to get to know the queen properly. one day kate will be mistress of the house herself so it's good to be shown the house and have a picnic or two. >> let's talk about pippa. >> why would anyone want to talk about pippa? >> pippa has a new documentary coming out on tlc and tlc says they have spoken to her closest friends, i find remarks dubious but it's pippa all the time and i'm sure folks will be tuning in. >> the real story they were talking to chris wragge and jeff glor out there.
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>> for an hour i'm sure it will be a wonderful special. >> nice to see you, thank you very much. i'm sure you'll be watch,,,,,,,,
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a man is in critical condition ospital after he happy friday. it's 8:55. i'm grace lee with your cbs 5 headlines. a man is in critical condition at an east bay hospital after being shot in the chest. that shooting happened on 19th near adeline in west oakland around 10:00 last night. oakland police are trying to determine a motive. it's possible, though, that it was a robbery. a proposal to ban male circumcision in system is removed from the november ballot. a judge ruled that under state law, local jurisdictions have no right to regulate doctors. the proposed measure would have made the procedure a misdemeanor. a newly disclosed letter shows alameda was warned about shelving a water rescue program. a man drowned off crown beach last memorial day. two boats were pulled from
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service in 2008 to save money but in early 2009 a leader of the firefighters union complained that the program was necessary for public safety. traffic and weather coming right up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. expect delays in parts of sonoma and marin county. a funeral procession for a marin county sheriff's officer is traveling southbound 101 past the marin county line towards san rafael. that service is being held at the marin veterans memorial auditorium at 11:00 this morning so chp says lanes will be closed intermittently out of sonoma county in the southbound lanes of 101. towards the golden gate bridge, traffic is fine across the span. but you will notice that heavier drive time between novato and san rafael. so we are experiencing delays already this morning. and the dublin interchange is backed up as well just getting word an accident westbound 580 before 680 where we have two lanes blocked off. that's your traffic. for your forecast, here's kristy. thanks a lot. going to be a beautiful friday and your weekend look is good, as well. it is a little gray outside right now, we'll warm up nicely this afternoon, 90s inland, 70s around the bay, 50s and low 60s at the coast.
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The Early Show
CBS July 29, 2011 7:00am-9:00am PDT

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